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The Magic North: Art from Norway, Sweden and Finland

Sompo Museum of Art
This exhibition focuses on three Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, and Finland, showcasing paintings by nationally acclaimed artists from the 19th century to the early 20th century, including Norway's Edvard Munch and Finland's Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Nordic countries are renowned for sophisticated design in textiles, ceramics, and exceptionally functional furniture. Simultaneously, they have been a fertile ground for producing outstanding works of art. In the 19th century, against the backdrop of rising nationalism, Nordic painters, who had previously looked to the art of continental European countries as their model, developed a heightened interest in their own country's nature, history, and culture. Various natural landscapes, Norse mythology, and folk tales found expression in the paintings and illustrations of these artists.

The term "Nordic" broadly refers to the northern part of Europe, encompassing Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Despite being geographically contiguous with mainland Europe, the unique cultural heritage of these countries has flourished under the influence of their northern climates. With the collaboration of the National Gallery of Norway, the Nationalmuseum in Sweden, and the Ateneum Art Museum in Finland, this exhibition brings together approximately 70 carefully selected works from their invaluable collections.


Mar 23 (Sat) 2024-Jun 9 (Sun) 2024 

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Fridays.
Open on April 29 and May 6.
FeeAdults ¥1600; University Students ¥1100; High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueSompo Museum of Art
Location1-26-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Access5 minute walk from the West exit of Shinjuku Station on the JR, Keio or Odakyu line. 5 minute walk from exit A15 at Shinjuku Station on the Marunouchi line. 5 minute walk from the West exit of Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station on the Toei Oedo line.
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